This morning’s breakfast of Disney and Star Wars executives in Florida has come and gone, and while we’re still waiting for more news to trickle out from the gathering there is one bit of interesting info.
MakingStarWars.Net has received information from one of their sources at the breakfast that seems to put to rest the rumors of a Boba Fett spin-off:
From what we have heard about the event, there was a lot of discussion about Boba Fett at the breakfast. The executives are apparently enthusiastic about the rocket man. There are some minor problems going forward with a film about a villain, however. The general problem with Boba Fett is how to use him effectively without ruining his evil essence to make him the protagonist of a Star Wars Spin-off film. The executive was overheard (paraphrased) as saying
“Lucasfilm wants Boba Fett to remain menacing and scary but we have to make him the hero of the film and it is a real challenge.”
This also means that bogus rumor of a Boba Fett retcon would also be proven as not true if Disney is unsure about pursing a Boba Fett movie where he’s the villain…